Thursday, May 26, 2022

Games 44-47 Thread: May 26-29 @ D’backs

Thu 5.26 6.40p: White vs. Castellanos
Fri 5.27 6.40p: Gonsolin vs. Bumgarner
Sat 5.28 4.15p: TBD vs. M Kelly
Sun 5.29 1.10p: T Anderson vs. TBD

This series, the last leg of a ten-game road trip, starts with Mitch White. White's last start was not so great (2.1 IP, 3 ER), and this very short outing vs. Philadelphia burdened the relief corps. Can White, in the opener, not cast a long shadow over the rest of the series?

Hoping we can rebound after dropping yet another final game in a series, preventing a sweep (Dodgers are 4-2 on this road trip).

And in other news: Sax placed two bets on the Dodgers last week, winning on both the Monday and Tuesday games. I didn't place a bet on Wednesday. And we lost. (SoSG Dusty blames me for the loss.)

78 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Mookie with a leadoff double to start the game!!!

Steve Sax said...

2-0 after the top of the first. Mookie and Freeman each hit a double, Trea sacrifices Freeman over, and Slappy gets an RBI single.

Steve Sax said...

GAME 1

Betts RF
Freeman 1B
Trea Turner SS
Smith C
Rios DH
Justin Turner 3B
Bellinger CF
Taylor LF
Lux 2B

Mitch White P

Steve Sax said...

8-pitch, three up three down first inning for Mitch

Steve Sax said...

6-0 LA through two. Freeman hit a no-doubt three-run HR in the second.

Steve Sax said...

Bellinger fouls out 😐

Steve Sax said...

Gavin is hurt, getting thrown out at third trying to stretch from first for some unknown reason. That might be the third out, if the Dodgers lose the challenge.

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers lose the challenge, Lux is out. And possibly hurt. Great.

6-0 LA through 2.5

Steve Sax said...

Just finished the Friday NYT crossword on my phone. 13:40, not too bad

Steve Sax said...

Leadoff single for the Snakes in B3

Steve Sax said...

Betts leadoff single to start the sixth. And Freddie promptly doubles him in. It’s 7-0 LA

Steve Sax said...

Trea Turner triples to score Freeman!

Now we just need a Slappy HR

spank said...

Good stuff Saxy.

Steve Sax said...

10-1 LA through 6. We score four in the top of the sixth, but Christian Walker gets a solo shot to put AZ on the board.

Steve Sax said...

New AZ pitcher with the bases loaded and Edwin Rios up. One pitch, one out. Bases left loaded.

Gotta be more patient, Edwin.

Steve Sax said...

JT with a leadoff double. Ball strangely stuck right on the warning track at the wall. But Belli flies out for the first out.

Steve Sax said...

CT3 HR!

It’s 12-1 LA

Steve Sax said...

Evan Phillips gets a rare AB here

Steve Sax said...

14-1 WIN

Steve Sax said...

GAME 2

Betts RF
Freeman 1B
Trea Turner SS
Smith C
Justin Turner 3B
Taylor LF
Bellinger CF
Alberto 2B
Rios DH

Pepiot P

karen said...

MadBum is such an ass. I really just hate that guy.

karen said...

MadBum's pitch goes behind JT's back. JT gave him a look or two and then took his base on ball 4.

karen said...

Edwin Rios goes yard at Dodger Stadium East. 3-0 Boys B2.

.....and Mookie goes outta the park right after Rios. 4-0 Boys B2.

karen said...

Sorry!!! Top of 2.

Steve Sax said...

Pepino thanks chased in the fifth with the bases loaded and one out. Grateful yields a sac but nothing more.

Then Trea leads off the sixth with a solo shot off Ashley Madison. 5-1 LA

Steve Sax said...

^Pepiot

Steve Sax said...

My god, autocorrect rendered my last comment unintelligible

spank said...

@Saxy-The word Pepino is the Spanish translation for Cucumber. It makes your comment more hilarious.

spank said...

I've been binging on Halt and Catch Fire. Been driving by checking on the score here. Thanks y'all

Steve Sax said...

Vespa falling apart here

Steve Sax said...

Vespa was behind Christian Walker 3-0 with two on, and was able to go 3-2 and then get him to ground out to short.

6-2 LA

Steve Sax said...

Kimbrel is not making this easy. Two men on with none out, B9

Rojas hits a ground rule double to make it 6-3 LA. None out, and the tying run at the plate for the Snakes.

Steve Sax said...

Walker grounds to Trea Turner for the second out, but a run scores so it's 6-4 LA

Steve Sax said...

Whew. Heck of an AB by Peralts, but he finally grounds to Hanser for the final out.

WIN

Steve Sax said...

Good night, all!

Steve Sax said...

GAME 3

Betts RF
Freeman 1B
Trea Turner SS
Smith C
Rios DH
Justin Turner 3B
Bellinger CF
Taylor LF
Lux 2B

Gonsolin P

Steve Sax said...

🐄🔑🦇🦇🦇🦇🦇

Steve Sax said...

Leadoff HR! 1-0 LA

spank said...

Wasted opportunity in the 2nd. Rios gets picked off first then JT soubles ,Sloppy walks then shot hits the fan. 1-0 LA

spank said...

Peralta scores. On a triple by McCarthy.

1-1

spank said...

Dammit. Another Dbag triple


2-1 AZ

spank said...

I really hate these in game interviews. Just want to tell everyone to shut the fuck up and let me watch the game without any bullshit.

spank said...

Freddie scores on a.diving catch sac fly.

3-2 LA

Steve Sax said...

@spank: it was apparently about a fantasy football move Joc did last season which Pham thought was a crappy move (or possibly an illegal move). I don’t play fantasy. But slapping Joc about it is pretty ridiculous.

What is it with the slapping these days?!?!

Steve Sax said...

3-2 LA through five full

Steve Sax said...

JT gets his third hit of the game.

Take notes, Bellinger

Steve Sax said...

Bellinger takes no notes, and promptly Ks

Steve Sax said...

Lux with a leadoff double!

spank said...

@saxy - yeah. I think Joc was dissing Pham.about fantasy football game. Sent Pham a pic of three weight lifters with Dodgers,Giants and Padres unis and the Padres weightlifter was crushed under a.barbell

Steve Sax said...

Oh Gavin. leadoff double, and then a running error gets you tagged out at third on a pop fly to center. What the fuck.

Steve Sax said...

And now freeman is picked off first. What the hell.

Steve Sax said...

This iHeart radio app is total bullshit. In between innings, they start switching over to non-dodgers commercials that will run infinitely unless you stop the feed and then re-start the feed. Totally lame.

Steve Sax said...

I’ve got a bad feeling about Vesia here

Steve Sax said...

Vesia shuts my ass up. Ks the last two to get out of a one-out walk.

spank said...

Vesia k's Smith. On to the 9th

spank said...

That's a wrap. 3-2 LA

Steve Sax said...

Hudson! Wow, gives up a leadoff double and then Ks the side. Nice

WIN

Steve Sax said...

GAME 4

Betts RF
Freeman 1B
Trea Turner SS
Smith DH
Rios 3B
Taylor CF
Pillar LF
Lux 2B
Barnes C

Tyler Anderson P

Steve Sax said...

Kevin Pillar gets a start. Holy smokes.

Steve Sax said...

What an AB by Slappy! 12 pitches, ends with a HR!

Steve Sax said...

1-0 LA, no out in the first. Wait, one out in the first thanks to Rios first ball swinging --> ground out.

Steve Sax said...

3-0 LA through 3. Freddie and Trea each nabbed a RBI in the third.

Steve Sax said...

Pirates @ Padres is the MLBtv free game of the day. Pirates aren't putting up much of a fight here, but it's tied.

Steve Sax said...

Meanwhile, 3-0 LA, mid-5

Steve Sax said...

Profar just hits a HR to give the Padres a 2-0 lead. B5 in SD.

Steve Sax said...

Tyler Anderson walks Hummel, so now Snakes at the corners with two out.

Steve Sax said...

Rojas was up 2-0, and Anderson threw three strikes to get the K and escape the jam.

3-0 LA through 5 full

Steve Sax said...

Dammit Trea! Fourth pickoff of this series, according to Rick Monday. What the hell

Steve Sax said...

And now Trea makes an error, so it's two on with none out.

Steve Sax said...

Oh, Trea gets off the hook--ruled a FC

Steve Sax said...

Comebacker to Tyler Anderson, leads the double play!

3-0 LA through 6

Steve Sax said...

CT3 tries to bunt but it goes back to the pitcher. One out.

Steve Sax said...

Price pitches a scoreless seventh.

Still 3-0 LA

Steve Sax said...

Sweet—Marte GIDPs, 3-6.

Steve Sax said...

Four-pitch walk from Philips

Steve Sax said...

How did Mookie drop that one?!

3-1 LA, Peralta on third now. Tying run at the plate.

Steve Sax said...

Snakes smell blood, they get Melancon up in their bullpen

Steve Sax said...

Kimbrel gets the strikeout!

WIN

SWEEP!!!